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"One of the slug ships must know something about this advanced cruiser. Perhaps you can 'convince' them to tell you."

Layout A[]

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"Designed for use inside nebula, this cruiser lacks sensors and relies instead on the guile and cunning of the Slugs."


See the Slug Home Nebula Surrender random event.
Alternatively, defeat The Rebel Flagship with the Mantis Cruiser.


  • The name could be a reference to the Portuguese man o' war , a dangerous jellyfish-like creature given the ship does look like a jellyfish.
  • Man of War is also the name of British Royal Navy expression for a powerful warship or frigate from the 16th to the 19th century.

Layout B[]

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"This boarding ship has no medical facilities and must manage its explosives carefully to keep the crew alive."


The Stormwalker starts with a teleporter but lacks a medbay, resulting in reliance on the Healing Burst to heal crew members.

Earning two of the three Slug Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.


Given that Slugs live in Nebulas the name could be a reference to the fact that this ship is made to go through such Nebulas

Layout C[]

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"Slugs are often skilled in the arts of misdirection and manipulation. With Hacking and Mind Control systems, this ship capitalizes on that fact."

  • Default name: Ariolimax


The Ariolimax starts with Hacking and Mind Control, making it effective at disrupting an enemy ship.

Reaching sector 8 with the Slug Cruiser B on any difficulty with Advanced Edition Content enabled will unlock layout C.

Ariolimax is the genus of the banana slug. This explains the yellow color of the ship.


  • We're in position! - While using the Slug Cruiser, have vision of every room on the enemy ship without functioning sensors.
  • Home Sweet Home - Jump to 30 nebula locations before sector 8.
  • Disintegration Ray - While using the Slug Cruiser, kill 3 enemy crew members with one shot from the Anti-Bio Beam.